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It is perhaps not surprising that the furry culture as we know it today sprung up in early virtual worlds (MOOs, Mucks, and Muds — these acronyms themselves hint at the wet dust of the first creations, paradise’s barnyard). Besides FurryMUCK, one of the most significant early furry spaces is the Swedish MUCK called Sociopolitical Ramifications:

“SPR’s main ‘city’ has a computer theme with different areas named after different parts of a computer’s hardware or architecture.”

Early test case of avatarism, relatively unchanged from furry communities in 3D graphic spaces such as Second Life and those virally trying to make the “metaverse” more palatable as a beach-head for transhumanism.

Gods and wizards create lycantrhopic bodies.

Sat, January 3 2009 » Computers/Tech

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  1. Leeroy Glinchy January 17 2009 @ 7:23 pm

    I used to really enjoy this game, but I had forgotten all about it. I was a platypus.

    The first novel I was able to complete had a mouse as the only POV character. I got a headache after a while from cramming my brain into such a small space. One day I hope to dust it off and edit it so I can send it to the slush.

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